Runners possess a connection to their inner selves that others find inspiring, even if they don't understand it themselves. To traverse long distances under the power of your own two feet, to feel the brisk morning air when you step out for your first mile, or the release from the burdens of the day as you take up for an evening jog...all these are the joys of the runner.
"I am in competition with no one, I run my own race." - Jenny Perry
Even if you're a competitive runner, it's usually about breaking your own personal records and achieving the goals you set for yourself, not about competing with others. This key is for people who run track, cross-country or those who simply just love to run for fitness.